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Isabel le Strange wife of John Aylesbury
Posted by: Steven Higley (ID *****4806) Date: September 20, 2011 at 07:20:42
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I just recently connected to this line and wanted to see if anyone had done any recent research. The most recent thread on soc.genealogy.medieval was from about 2006 and no one ever mentions the visitations of Nottingham, so I thought I’d post what I found.

Ancestral roots of sixty colonists who came to New England between 1623 and 1650 (1976) states “SIR JOHN AYLESBURY, of Milton Keynes, co. Buckingham, d. 1410; m. Isabel Strange, dau. Of Eubolo le Strange, Lord Strange of Knokyn.

Magna Charta Sureties, 1215 ( 1999) states “SIR JOHN AYLESBURY, of Milton Keynes, co. Buckingham, d. 1410; m. Isabel, said to be dau. Of Eubolo (1373-1411), a clerk, son of Roger, 5th Lord Strange of Knockyn.” [Cites only Cokayne II, p 13 which makes no mention of John Aylesbury’s wife]

Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 (2004) states “Sir John Aylesbury … m. Isabel dau. Of Eubolo le Strange of Knokyn.” [Cites Le Strange Records (1915) pp 321, 337-338. Page 313 does not mention Eubolo at all. Pages 337-338 reference Eubolo le Strange, who was in Holy Orders and rector of Gresford]

Magna Carta ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families (2005) states “He married (1st) before 29 Sept 1359 ISABEL ______ . … He married (2nd) before November 1369 ALICE _____.” [Also cites the same pages in Le Strange Records. Other sources cited do not mention Eubolo or Isabel]

The visitations of the county of Nottingham in the years 1569 and 1614 (1871), quoting from Harleian MS 1400 states that Thomas Aylesbury is “the son of John de Aylesbury Kt, ob. 11 H. 4, by Isabell da. of Eubaldo Lord Strange of Knocking who was son to Thomas A. & Joan Basset.”

There are two Eubolo (Ebulus, Ebolo, etc.) le Stranges mentioned in Le Strange records: a chronicle of the early Le Stranges of Norfolk and the March of Wales A.D. 1100-1310, with the lines of Knockin and Blackmere continued to their extinction by Hamon le Strange (1916):

Ebolo le Strange, rector of Gresford. He was the son of Roger le Strange, 5th Baron le Strange of Knokyn. His first known record occurs in 1385 so it is reasonable to conclude he was born before 1365. His last know record occurs in 1411 so he must have died after that, aged over 46. Being under Holy Orders he has no wife and no recorded illegitimate children.

Ebolo le Strange, 4th Baron le Strange of Knokyn. He was the son of John le Strange, 2nd Baron le Strange of Knokyn. He is covered extensively in Le Strange Record (page 271-286). It appears he was born about or shortly before 1292 and his death is recorded in 1335. He married, in 1324, Alice de Lacy. He had no legitimate children.

Given that John Aylesbury was born in 1334 and married Isabel before 1359, it is reasonable to assume she was born about the same time. This makes it impossible for Eubolo son of Roger le Strange to be her father. It is just barely possible that Eubolo, 4th Baron le Strange was her father, but she would have to be illegitimate and very young at his death. I have not seen transcripts of a will of this Eubolo but I have see transcripts of parts of his IPM and it does not mention or acknowledge any natural children.

Is there another Eubolo le Strange?

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